Tom Lehrer
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1928-04-09
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer known as Tom Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the ...

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Biography

Thomas Andrew Lehrer known as Tom Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and '60s.

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The Elements
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The Elements The Elements The Elements The Elements
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N Apostrophe T
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N Apostrophe T N Apostrophe T N Apostrophe T N Apostrophe T
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Clementine
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Clementine Clementine Clementine Clementine
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The Masochism Tango
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The Masochism Tango The Masochism Tango The Masochism Tango The Masochism Tango
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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
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The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be
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The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be
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I hold you hand in mine dear
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I hold you hand in mine dear I hold you hand in mine dear I hold you hand in mine dear I hold you hand in mine dear
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New Math
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New Math New Math New Math New Math
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Poisoning Pigeons In The Park
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Poisoning Pigeons In The Park Poisoning Pigeons In The Park Poisoning Pigeons In The Park Poisoning Pigeons In The Park
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My Home Town
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My Home Town My Home Town My Home Town My Home Town
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Varsity Rag
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Varsity Rag Varsity Rag Varsity Rag Varsity Rag
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Shes My Girl
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Shes My Girl Shes My Girl Shes My Girl Shes My Girl
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The Old Dope Peddler
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The Old Dope Peddler The Old Dope Peddler The Old Dope Peddler The Old Dope Peddler
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It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier
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It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier
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A Christmas carol for voice and piano
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A Christmas carol for voice and piano A Christmas carol for voice and piano A Christmas carol for voice and piano A Christmas carol for voice and piano
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Oedipus Rex
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Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex
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Lobachevsky
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Lobachevsky Lobachevsky Lobachevsky Lobachevsky
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So Long Mom [I'm Off To Drop The Bomb]
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So Long Mom [I'm Off To Drop The Bomb] So Long Mom [I'm Off To Drop The Bomb] So Long Mom [I'm Off To Drop The Bomb] So Long Mom [I'm Off To Drop The Bomb]
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Vatican Rag
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Vatican Rag Vatican Rag Vatican Rag Vatican Rag
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Biography

Thomas Andrew Lehrer known as Tom Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and '60s.

His work often parodies popular song forms, though he usually creates original melodies when doing so. A notable exception is "The Elements", where he sets the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Lehrer's early work typically dealt with non-topical subject matter and was noted for its black humor in songs such as "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park". In the 1960s, he produced a number of songs dealing with social and political issues of the day, particularly when he wrote for the U.S. version of the television show That Was the Week That Was. Despite their of-the-moment subject matter and references, the popularity of these songs has endured; Lehrer quoted a friend's explanation: "Always predict the worst and you'll be hailed as a prophet."

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